Tuesday, December 14, 2010

NetPierre Mobile App for Symbian

Good news for all Nokia owners and followers my NetPierre blog now too...
My second, self-made official NetPierre Mobile application is out, for all Symbian and selected S40 devices.

A few screenshots:

NetPierre presents the NetPierre Mobile app. The ultimate way to watch NetPierre's content on your Nokia device. The app enables easy browsing through the posts and also gives links to the original articles.

Click HERE for a direct link to the OVI Store

Monday, December 06, 2010

My Personal Top 5 Albums of 2010

For the second year in a row i would like to present my favorite albums of the year in form of a blogpost.
You can view my favorites of 2009 HERE ( including the winner's reaction )
2010 was in my opinion a good year for music, with a few great 'comeback' albums from Morcheeba and Sade, Hot Chip's wonderfull third album and many more. My list is based on on my personal favourite albums, albums with the most tracks with 5 stars ended higher on my top-5.

1  Janelle Monae - The Archandroid - What a wonderful debut album and what a (multi)-talent. Ofcourse helped by brilliant production-work, but it's her voice that makes this diverse concept-album so great.
Best album by far this year. View her YouTube Channel HERE

2  Sade - Soldier of Love - Sade is back! ( the version of the title-track feat. Young Buck is EPIC)

3  DVAS - Society - Canadian synth-pop, a kind of 'Simian Mobile Disco meets Zoot Woman' - not a single bad track on this album

4  John Legend & The Roots - Wake Up! - Classic Soul album

5  Scissor Sisters - Night Work - Brilliant (co)-production-work by Stuart Price again ( - his remix of Invisible Light is one of my favorite party-anthems of the year )

It wasn't easy to make this list this year; albums by Gorillaz, Morcheeba, Hot Chip and Nneka's 'Concrete Jungle' also ended high in my list. I might introduce a top-ten list next year...
You should really check these albums out if you're even slightly interested. All albums are worth listening to, let me know what you think in the comments.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Selected works V: Eclipse

Eclipse / Oilpainting, mixed materials by NetPierre ca. end 1999

Next up in my series of old work is this one, an impression of the clouded 1999 Eclipse, that we experienced in it's 100% zone near Baden-Baden (Germany) at that time.
- that Eclipse was 11th of August to be exact , more info HERE

This object of mixed recycled materials is mainly a wooden panel of 55 x 75 centimetres.
The object is painted with white spraypaint on a black background. It is finished with several layers of transparant matte paint. The sides of the panel and left and right upper-corners are covered with a water-based bitumen-product that i don't remember the name of anymore.

This picture was taken at it's original location, around 7-8 years ago.( only in low quality sadly )
The hanging system consists of two green clothes-hangers, and the brush at the lower left also supported the object. The brush was one of my first prototypes of my brushes collection...

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

PatchPierre Mobile App for Symbian

Good news for all Nokia owners and followers my PatchPierre blog.
My first, self-made official PatchPierre Mobile application is out now, for all Symbian and selected S40 devices.

A few screenshots:
Nokia N8 screenshot by @juriaan22

NetPierre presents the PatchPierre Mobile app. The ultimate way to watch PatchPierre's content on your Nokia device. PatchPierre provides (basic) A-100 -tips -patches sound-examples and other general (analog) synthesizer-tips for those of you interested. The app enables easy browsing through the posts and also gives links to the original articles

Click HERE for a direct link to the OVI Store

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Mushroom Season

Wow... Summer went by too fast again, it's Autumn already.
Not my personal favorite season, but it is definetely a colorfull one.

Autumn also means Mushroom-season.
Mushrooms have always intrigued me, they are beautifull and they come in so many different varieties.

Here are some pictures i shot last month during my trip to Germany. I was amazed how many Mushrooms there were already, so early in the season.

I'm not the mycologist who can determine what species they are, i only photographed them for their beauty. I hope to go out more this season to make more pictures.

Bye-bye Summer, i hope you will return soon...

Monday, August 23, 2010

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Friday the 13th Rainbow

This is how it was when I woke up last friday, the 13th of August 2010.
Not a bad start, and perhaps needless to say... all went well :-)

Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Really !? (2) Personalized Captcha's ?

It is not my goal to post every weird or silly Captcha i see, but i found this one very funny. I almost thought Facebook is using Personalized Captcha's now... LOL

Friday, July 23, 2010

Summer 2010

Yay! ...Today my first sunflower bloomed... Summer is here!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Nieuwkoopse Plassen II

A 5-minute recording of yesterday's boat-trip back from my Spot-in-the-Sun to my little harbour.
Shot with my HTC/Vodafone G1 Mobile, recorded the streaming video via uStream server.
Not the best quality, but still... Amazing technology!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Bus Slogan generator

Always wanted to have your own advertisement on a british bus? Here's your chance!

I found this bus slogan generator on the web. It's not new, but nice...
...and easy to use... just type in your text and click 'generate'
After that you can simply download the end-result to your computer.

Monday, June 21, 2010

I'm on a Boat ( ...i was )

Short video of one of my boat-rides to my favorite spot in the sun @ the Nieuwkoopse Plassen / the Netherlands
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Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Twitter presents Embeddable Tweets

As of now, Twitter is giving you the option to embed your Tweets.
It is made possible by web-application Blackbird Pie and works very easy;
Just copy the link to the tweet in the bar and 'bake' it into a HTML script that u can use on your blogposts etc.

One of the biggest advantages IMO of this is that the links stay clickable, and it looks stylish.

an example;

It looks like America is working on cars that run on sea-water ;) #oilspillless than a minute ago via web

Sunday, March 28, 2010

PatchPierre - Connecting Chaos Site Online

Last friday i launched my new blog-project called PatchPierre - Connecting Chaos

PatchPierre is my latest project, a site dedicated to everything around my Doepfer A-100 Analogue Modular Synthesizer.

My plan is to post (basic) A100 -tips, -patches and sound-examples here, for those of you interested.
I am still learning more about analogue synthesis every day, and i thought it would be a good idea to share my 'adventures in analog synthesis' with others...
( and also as a reminder or sketch-book for myself )

Find it at http://PatchPierre.blogspot.com

Enjoy the blog, just follow the feed and feel free to comment anytime !

Friday, March 26, 2010

The Groove Express Episode 012

For those of you who missed last thursday's final episode of 'The Groove Express' on OldSchoolFM , you can find it here.

I would like to thank all our loyal listeners for their support, thanks for the feedback, on twitter or in the chat and all your re-tweets.

It was great fun producing and co-presenting this show, many thanks to JanPolet again for his trust in me and for the opportunity to broadcast this show on his OldSchoolFM

As we said in the show, this was our last weekly episode. We don't know if and in what shape or form The Groove Express will return yet, but we'll keep you updated.

Until next time, enjoy our last episode!

Update 16/04:
Bad news for the fans; The Groove Express is derailed... :(
No more episodes in the future.
Twisted Grooves will return in some way, but not very soon.

I'll keep you all updated

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Tuesday, February 02, 2010

I have something great to reveal!

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Friday, January 22, 2010

Selected works IV: Red Brush 1

Dated 1998 (?):

Red Brush 1 / Recycled brush on wood by NetPierre ca.1998

I like to recycle old materials for my projects.
For example, brushes i used at work are never thrown away and i keep them all in a big bucket for re-use.

This brush was the first in a series of brushes, all standing on a wooden base and finished with an acrylic paint. Until now i made 4 of these, in different shapes and colors, and i am still planning to work on new ones.
The background painting (40x50cm, acrylic paint on canvas) is one of my many backgrounds that i use for making photos or as a background for portraits and cat paintings

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Selected works III: Cat Painting I

Jakkie en Wuppie / Acrylic paint on canvas 50x40 cm. ©2006 NetPierre

The cats in this painting were my first two cats (twins), the one on top sadly passed away in 2006.
This painting was made as a tribute and based on a picture that i took a few years earlier when i found them both on top of each-other in the laundry-basket.

Friday, January 08, 2010

Selected works II: Pistaccio-art II

Dated december 2000:

This was the second object i made in a series of Pistaccio-art / made in december 2000
( made using a woodblock, some glue, some open pistaccio's and acrylic paint )

Friday, January 01, 2010

Happy 2010 / Selected works I / Pistaccio-art I

Dear regular or coincidental reader of my blog.
I would like to wish all of you the best for the new year.
May all your new years resolutions for 2010 become a reality.

I hope you will keep visiting this blog, so far i am very happy with all the visits from all over the world... i will try to keep the blog interesting enough.

NetPierre's intentions for 2010 are:
- Less smoking
- Be more creative / make more music and publish regularly
- Blog more frequently
- Upgrade to a new PC
- Producing a new downloadable videoshow (VODcast)
( more info on this later - it's still a secret...!)
- Producing and trying to make a huge succes of the internet-danceradioshow 'The Groove Express' for OldschoolFM

There's a lot of work to be done in 2010... but i also have to work...
The (temporary) new NetPierre.TV site is now up, just click the >VIEW VIDEO< button in the right column to take a look into the Dutch NetPierre headquarters. Starting today, and more in the coming weeks i will also post some pictures of my old artwork, pictures of my paintings and more stuff like that. Some of these works are over 15 years old already, and never really 'published' I hope you like them, feel free to leave a comment.

This time it's first object i ever made in a series of Pistaccio-art / december 2000
( made using cork (for the base), some open pistaccio's and acrylic paint )
I used this picture here on the right a lot as my desktop wallpaper.